Time Out says it all:
"The Spanish may best be known for their ‘mañana attitude’ but maybe that’s because they are living life, rather than being stuck in the office. Undoubtedly a party nation, they really do know how to eat, drink and be merry."
New restaurant Copita del Mercado has taken these priorities and, with the help of Tonik, created an authentic tapas dining experience. Customers could even be forgiven for thinking they are a stone’s throw from Las Ramblas rather than in the heart of Spitalfields.The warm golden glow that is now Copita del Mercardo seems very far removed from the cold grey concrete shell that was the venue only a few weeks ago."
A Tonik Associates commission from Tim Luther and David Garcia, owners of Copita in Soho, who wanted to maintain the essence of the look and feel of their very successful bar. The original Copita is a grade 2 listed townhouse in D’Arbley Street. Sadly not all projects start off with such beautiful canvasses. This latest incarnation was to be created from a brutally modern commercial retail unit – with some logistics issues to be conquered before anyone could even consider colour schemes and light fittings. The end result is something we are proud of, the client is very happy with and which is already proving popular with diners; Copita del Mercardo is a new restaurant which already feels well established and inviting.” From the natural light let in by the huge plate glass windows to the various sources of creative lighting within, Copita del Mercardo conveys a different atmosphere throughout the day with several areas of interest.
Tim’s brief was to continue the themes of his other venues – and to bring the flavour of Spain to London, not only in the food but through the decor and ambience. With earthy tones throughout, using natural materials – the restaurant which opened at the start of December feels like it’s been there for years. Given a good bottle of Spanish Sherry, a speciality of which there are many to choose from, it’s the kind of place you could happily while away an afternoon, night… or both!